A 52-year-old member asked:
should i get the the gardasil vaccine if i have hpv?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Alan Levine answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Even though you may have one strain of hpv, receiving the vaccine will protect you from the other strains that can cause cervical cancer or anal warts. At least 50% of women become infected with at least one strain of hpv within one year of becoming sexually active. Doesn't mean that you are infected with the strains that Gardasil protect against.
Answered on Dec 14, 2014
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